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Rustic Seed Packet Wedding Favour

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RHS Plants for PollinatorsGreat seed packet wedding favour with a rustic feel!  Available in recycled white or recycled manilla – please choose from the drop-down menu above.  The seed packet measures 9 x 12 cm and the seeds are inside in a paper sachet (not foil and plastic).  The front of the packet is personalised with your wedding details and the back contains the sowing instructions.  Please let us know your names and wedding date in the Personalisation box above.

This design will fit in with any wedding theme.  It is far better to give your guests a gift that helps nature and encourages people to grow wildflowers for butterflies and bees and other insects – all of whom are in dire straits due to habitat loss, pesticide use and agricultural practices.

If you are not going to use the packets for a while, the seeds are viable for a few years, just store them somewhere cool and dry out of direct sunlight.

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About the Seeds

Cornflower

Bee on cornflower

This pretty wildflower was once common in the wild in cornfields but is now very rare in the wild, having been eradicated by farmers.  The flowers are blue and “fluffy” and much loved by bumblebees, honeybees and solitary bees.  All members of the centaurea family are rich in nectar.

Latin name – centaurea cyanus

Height – 60 cm

Habitat – sun

Annual

Flowering time – June to August

Corn Marigold

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Corn Marigold is popular with butterflies, bees and other bugs. Its vibrant yellow flowers are fabulous

Latin name – chrysanthemum segetum

Height – 60 cm

Flowering time – June to August

Annual

Habitat – sunny

 

Poppy

Poppy with hoverfliesFamiliar red flowers sometimes seen in field margins in the wild, or, rarely, abundant in fields.  Poppies are also wild grassland and meadow flowers.

Latin name – papaver rhoeas

Height – up to 60 cm

Habitat – sunny

Flowering time – June to September

Hardy annual.

Poppies produce abundant pollen, which is generally very dark in colour. Bumblebees and honeybees in particular seem to like it.  Some reports suggest that poppies may have a bit of a narcotic effect on bees, someone in Germany noting that when his honeybees had been on poppies, they had trouble finding the entrance to their hive!  Hoverflies also really like poppies.

Corn Chamomile

Corn chamomileAs the name suggests, this wildflower has yellow and white chamomile-like flowers.  Common in fields, meadows and grassland.

Latin name – anthemis arvensis

Height – 40 cm

Hardy annual

Habitat – sunny

Flowering time – May to September

Corn Chamomile provides nectar for butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.

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About 60 cm

Hardy annuals

Full sun

Poppy – red

Cornflower – blue

Corn Marigold – yellow

Corn Chamomile – white daisy flowers with yellow centres

 

 

 

Seed sowing instructions

Find a bare patch of soil in a sunny spot and sprinkle on the seeds.  Press them gently into the soil and water, no need to cover with more soil. Can also be sown into large pots or troughs in the same way.  Water as required.

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